New York Libraries:
Leading the Way to Digital Literacy
Goals of the project
One goal of the New York State Broadband Initiative is ‚Äúto create more ‚Äėe-citizens‚Äô who are digitally literate and connected to affordable Internet access, so they can be full participants in the information age.‚ÄĚ In support of this initiative, our project sets the following goals:
- To identify a digital literacy skill set that provides guidelines for gauging basic digital competencies.
- To develop a uniform and standardized curriculum that can be used statewide by library staff to train the public.
- To provide train-the-trainer workshops on the recommended curriculum to New York public library staff.
- To deploy a website that provides information to trainers and the public about the standards, training schedules, curriculum, and course-related materials.